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RCV and Candidate Spending

RCV and Candidate Spending


This report summarizes the preliminary findings of a study into the impact of the introduction of ranked choice voting (RCV) on candidate spending in city elections in the Bay Area of California.

Preliminary results show that RCV did not significantly impact candidate spending but that by eliminating the need for a runoff election, RCV can reduce the amount of money in politics while still safeguarding against plurality winners.  

Read the report here


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